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I'm Lori and I love to craft. I cross stitch, knit and crochet and anything else that takes my fancy! I love to make amigurumi and other knitted and crocheted characters.
I live in the north east of England and when I'm not busy with thread or wool I love to read thrillers and watch things on the TV that make me laugh. I have a love of tattoos too and have quite a collection!


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Catching up on the week......


Hello!!! Here's the new flowers this week, love flowers from Aldi as they last three weeks so I can totally justify buying them :-) Been a bit lazy this week, not been keeping the blog as updated as I'd planned and just not very motivated generally for some reason. Think the weather isn't helping at all though as still got gale force winds here, we seem to have been getting them for about three weeks now and I'm a bit bored of it! Seem to have spent a lot of time running in and out and picking up big planters in my yard when they get blown over, I just hope the plants will recover after their battering. Anyway, I'm trying  to get myself motivated and kick myself up the bum a bit!

For the stitching this week I've finished three flowers on the strip for my kitchen blind, here's a picture of it.


I'm guessing it'll take around fifteen flowers to be long enough. Inbetween the flowers is backstitched stalks which on the pattern have tiny white stitches for flowers on them but I didn't think the white would show up enough so I plan to add beads to them instead but I'll wait until the stitching is finished first so I can roll it up on the frame as I go. Also stitched something else this week but can't say as it's for a present and I've been making ami's too also for anther present so I can't say any more and will post pictures when they're all in their new homes :-) I have a cushion to make this week for a custom order and want to get the Dolly Mama bag done too.

Daisy and Poppy are growing a lot! I need to get some more pictures of them as they're growing so fast, Poppy seems to be changing colour a bit too, she was all really dark brown but now there's patches of ginger and white starting to come through from underneath, it's very pretty! They're all gangly and there back legs seem to be a bit too long for them which is funny as when they walk they catch up to the front and end up walking a bit sideways like a crab, lol!

7 comments :

Chaucer's Aunty said...

Those flowers are lovely Lori! It'll look great when it's finished. Do upload some pics of the kittens, bless them!

alison693 said...

I know what you mean about the wind I live in the North east too and the wind has been a nightmare, my sunflowers which were coming along nicely, have snapped! nevermind i had a couple of back ups growing lol! Looking forward to seeing you prezzie projects and your blind will look lovely.

Hippywitch said...

Oh nice plan to have back up sunflowers Alison! Shame the first ones snapped. Mine seem to be okay but have to wait and until the wind is finally gone first. It's been awful hasn't it? A few plants are totally flattened though :-(

alison693 said...

I know, the past few years the weather has tricked me into thinking it's gonna be fine to plant things out a little early then as soon as I do the rascal destroys something lol!! Last year I planted out some courgettes then in may we had frost and it killed them and I had to start again, I was gutted! so this year I had some back ups. Got some brill courgettes in the end though, I love the flowers in salads so tasty!

Hippywitch said...

Never grown veg before but I like to have loads of flowers in my tiny backyard :-) Didn't we get snow last year in May? Winter never seems that far away even in July here, lol!

hkittypink said...

The wind has been awful hasn't it? I got home from work on Tuesdaqy to find me tree had been split in half. I've had it taken away now. Love the progress though!

Hippywitch said...

Oh that's a shame to lose a tree, must have been strong wind to do that. I see after one day off the wind seems to be back again!!